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IPL 2019: 3 Kolkata Knight Riders players to watch out for

  • The key players for Kolkata Knight Riders this season.
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Modified 10 Feb 2019, 14:53 IST

Kolkata Knight Riders will look to win their third IPL title.
Kolkata Knight Riders will look to win their third IPL title.

Kolkata Knight Riders, the Kolkata city-based franchise, have been one of the most consistent teams in the IPL. It is one of the most popular franchises due to its association with celebrity owner Shahrukh Khan.

The team had some poor results in the first three seasons of the league but since then they have been on an upward curve. They won the league in 2012 and 2014 and set the record for the longest winning streak for an Indian T20 side (14).

KKR have a strong squad for IPL 2019. Let's take a look at their three top players to watch out for this season.

1) Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine's mystery bowling has been key for the team

One of the most dangerous entities in the T20 format is the cool and calm West Indian Sunil Narine.

In the 98 matches he has played in the IPL, Narine has 112 wickets to his name at a stupendous economy of 6.54. He scalped 24 wickets in the 2012 season and as a result, was adjourned the Player of the Tournament.

In the 2017 season, Narine was promoted up the order as a pinch hitter and the trick worked wonders. He has been lethal in decimating opposition attacks with ease ever since. Narine once scored a 15-ball 50 against Royal Challengers Bangalore which was the then the joint fastest half-century in IPL.

His mystery spin and exceptional batting at the top make him a key asset for Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming season.

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Published 10 Feb 2019, 14:53 IST
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